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Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-28-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,207
Posted By flyrc
You might find the new 10 speed on the 2019 a...

You might find the new 10 speed on the 2019 a pain in the ---. I traded up from a 2014, had towed from Denver to Salt Lake City and loved the performance and gas mileage. The new 2018 with 10 speed...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 02-03-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Missing Interior

I'm always looking for "everything" Airstream and will gladly add what you need to list. There are very few Ohio trailers around here but who knows when one will pop up.
You'll find some...
Forum: Airstream History 02-04-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 148,702
Posted By flyrc
Scott do I need to head to Texas?

Scott do I need to head to Texas?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-27-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,924
Posted By flyrc
Welcome to the Forums

Your cousin Nan gave me a treasure trove of photos your Uncle sent her and she also provided the oral history ,73 pages, that your Uncle Fran shared with her. I've passed the 134 photos and the oral...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Joe, I'm glad I was able to locate Fran Halls...

Joe, I'm glad I was able to locate Fran Halls niece. Her willingness to share the 134 photos and Fran's personal notes/recollections of the caravan will help everyone better understand what the...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Thanks

I'd like to thank all of the ATW owners and all the others that have helped with time, parts, or just great advice and moral support. My need for perfection presented a lot of challenges regarding...
Forum: Our Community 07-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 386,165
Posted By flyrc
Scrap Value

I salvaged this one and sent parts all over the U.S.. When I recycled the aluminum and the frame I got $220.00 for the aluminum and $96 for the frame. If they had known that the axle was full of...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By flyrc
Slide on Towing Mirrors

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

These slide on mirrors have been used a couple of times last year. They slide on over your truck mirrors and give you added...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By flyrc
1954 GlobeTrotter Marker Lights

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

The marker lights are off a 1954 GlobeTrotter. They are glass, they have minor scratches and will need new gaskets wires and bulbs. I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,506
Posted By flyrc
Silver Trailer Supply

Greg form what I understand after talking to Dmitri the vintage parts and reproduction parts will be sold from the Silver Trailer web site and the new Airstream dealership is Intermountain.
It has...
Forum: Our Community 02-10-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,158
Posted By flyrc
New Dealer in Utah

Have you noticed that there is now a Airstream dealer in Salt Lake City? I just looked in the Airstream Dealer Directory and it is called " INTERMOUNTAIN AIRSTREAM ". It will be nice to have parts...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By flyrc
12804 E Firestone

This is very interesting, did Airstream move in after Mobile Industries, did they share the factory, or did Mobile Industries buy the building from Wally??????
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-26-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,924
Posted By flyrc
Airstream LOST all the hundreds of photos, all in...

Airstream LOST all the hundreds of photos, all in color, that their official photographer, Fran Hall, sent back to them. The only ones that have survived are the ones used in advertising.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,924
Posted By flyrc
Was your Uncle Fran Hall?

I'm in with funds to help convert them to digital. I own Fran Halls trailer and he was the official photographer for the caravan. He made three movies after he finished the caravan and I've been...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 10-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Thanks, I'd love to see the condition of the...

Thanks, I'd love to see the condition of the items. Is the refrigerator a Dometic 50?
Wally H
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 10-04-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Tub, stove, and frig

I would love all of the items you are willing to provide. I'll pick up all the shipping cost and then some.
Wally
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By flyrc
Airstream Overlander 1967 - Partially Gutted

The new form needs a place for TITLE...Yes or No
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-18-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,415
Posted By flyrc
Code problems

We expect code problems from Microsoft, not our sacred Air Forums Site:bangin:
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-18-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,415
Posted By flyrc
I just tried to contact a person about the part...

I just tried to contact a person about the part he has advertised in the "parts needed" section and have run right into a moderator. I wonder when and where my questions will be answered. I guess the...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,415
Posted By flyrc
When will the "Browse" function start working???...

When will the "Browse" function start working??? The page not found isn't good either:-(
When will Washington State be added to the states listed in the "Browse" search list?
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-18-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,415
Posted By flyrc
Change is hard for some of us old timers. It...

Change is hard for some of us old timers.
It looks to me like you are generating a new revenue source with all the advertisements. Has the site developed a better search option or do we still use...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-09-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Hand surgery

I had trigger finger surgery on my right hand last Friday and will be out of action for the next two weeks. Typing and using a mouse left handed is just a pain in the butt.:sad:I'm tired of TV and...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Dometic 50 on this forum

Which one of you guys are going to get the nice white Dometic? It is the one I need but as usual it is way tooooooo far away:(
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-03-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Chemical residue

Frank can I just brush the area and paint it with Por-15 to stop what is happening in those two areas?
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-02-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Frank, what alloy is the floor channel made from?...

Frank, what alloy is the floor channel made from? I want to replace the bad sections and wonder if it was .023 5052 or was it T-3 ?
Any help will be appreciated.
Wally
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By flyrc
late '50s early '60s floor channel

I have to replace the floor channel on my 62 FC and want to know what alloy aluminum was used. I have measured it at about .023 thickness. Was it tempered or just 5052 type aluminum? Any help is...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-29-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Side and Roof Patch

After talking to Joe this afternoon I looked at the colored photo of my trailer at the terraces and it looks like the patch was in place for the Caravan. That find makes me happy because it's one...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-29-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
I'm BAD...Please forgive me this time

" All this damage happened at the Calgary Stampede in the summer of 62 when the trailers first owner parked in a restricted area. The trailer was brought to the factory for repair and Airstream gave...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
300 plus exploding rivets

Joe's statement " Apparently, the explosive charge also released corrosive chemicals that could cause damage to aluminum structures over time" is 100% true in regards to old #83. For some UNKNOWN...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-28-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Exploded rivets???

Frank I know you will have the answer. Is a rivet that looks bucked on the outside and like a hollow point 22 caliber bullet on the inside, called an exploding rivet? If the answer is "yes", when...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-28-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Change the step location

Another odd thing about this trailer is the "new" location of the entry step. For some reason the bracket was cut from the frame and moved to the rear more than 4 inches. The red paint marks are the...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
The "double bumper"

Joe I thought it was a great idea that they made the special bumper compartment. I was really disappointed when I learned that a sewer drain hose won't fit into the bumper compartment. When I got the...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Frame Stiffeners

Have any of you guys that have had the floor open on a 60's trailer found added frame stiffeners inside the frame channel? Yesterday while sitting contemplating replacing the cross members I noticed...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-25-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
You are right about it "not being square. It...

You are right about it "not being square. It isn't aircraft quality either:D
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-23-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Sliding the new sheets into position

Joe this may be a lame question, but here goes. To get the new plywood into position, did you take all the belly pan off the rear of the trailer? Dumb question, if you didn't you couldn't get...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 91,839
Posted By flyrc
62 Flying Cloud frame sag

Hi Andy. I know you keep track of things here on the forum so I hope you see this post. I have a 62 FC that went around the world with the 63/64 caravan. The trailer carried a bumper mounted spare...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-23-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Rear Frame sag

:sad: I'm finally getting back on task with the ATW. A couple of days ago I removed the remaining 12 feet of floor. Today after cleaning out 40 lbs of Rat Poop I discovered the latest batch of frame...
Forum: Our Community 07-19-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 386,165
Posted By flyrc
1961 Bambi. Well cared for, all systems working. ...

1961 Bambi. Well cared for, all systems working.
Jul 18 1961 Airstream "Bambi" (Missoula) pic rvs - by owner
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Belly Pan had to go

I forgot to mention in the previous post that as much as I hated to do it , I had to cut out the belly pan. It had been installed when the trailer had rotten floor and sagging outriggers. As I tried...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
A busy week

This past week has been a real learning experience. As I examined each center support member and the corresponding outriggers I decided that all four cross members had to much rust and needed to be...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-16-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Thanks for the link. I have seen it and while the...

Thanks for the link. I have seen it and while the snow was slowing the restoration I did a lot of research on Fran and I have found his life's story very interesting. Can you imagine how terrific it...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-11-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Drooping outriggers

Joe this afternoon I decided to check the outriggers from the wheel wells forward. The two at the wheel wells droop about 3/8th of an inch.The stairs droop a full 3/4" and the rest droop 1//2" to...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
My dad told me not to break off bolts when I was...

My dad told me not to break off bolts when I was a 10 year old. I guess I never learned:lol: I just figured that the bolts that are sold today are from China and aren't as strong as they...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-10-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
bolts for the floor

Joe do you use the bolts that have a big flat head and are 1/4 twenty thread? I used some on the 55 FC and found that they would break if I didn't use the correct torque. Do they make these bolts in...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Frank you have taken all the fun out of this:lol:...

Frank you have taken all the fun out of this:lol: Since ALL the C channel across the front and down the sides is full of holes,rips and tears, I guess I might as well do my first and ONLY frame off:D...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
What about the belly pan??

I like all the ideas that have been discussed but I can't see why you would drill holes if you can't get there from the top. If all the metal is original the only bolts that you can reach are the...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-09-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
I have 130 "old" photos of the caravan. Here is...

I have 130 "old" photos of the caravan. Here is one taken at Ankara Watt in Cambodia
Also how many men does it take to pull a truck and trailer through a mud hole?
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-08-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Thanks Joe for all the advise. I tried to buy...

Thanks Joe for all the advise. I tried to buy 14ga tubing but it isn't available in this valley.
Wally
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-08-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
#83 survived

When I look at these photos I'm thankful I have a trailer to work on and I'm not surprised at some of the problems I'm running into:) These photos where taken in Afghanistan just down the mountain...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 03-08-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,423
Posted By flyrc
Photos and History

The person that sold me the trailer didn't know anything about the trailer. He bought it in Arizona and "flipped" it for a profit. I was tipped off by a friend about what I was buying and a brief...
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